Merilyn is 40 years old, married with five children. She lives in Clarin, Misamis Occidental. She raises pigs for sale in the local community to earn a living. She has been in her business for over five years and earns 11,000 PHP every month. She joined GDMPC in the year 2010 and now she has requested a loan of 14,000 PHP to purchase feed for pigs. She plans to use the additional revenue generated to improve the general living conditions of her family.
Gata Daku Multi-Purpose Cooperative (GDMPC) was founded in 1992 by 32 farmer-members to empower people by providing livelihood opportunities and other support services. Today, it has over 15,000 members located in upland, lowland and coastal regions of the Philippines, and offers credit, savings, education, and various social services.